The Shadow #9

The Shadow #9

Writer: Victor Gischler Artist: Aaron Campbell Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: January 30, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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Revolutionary Part 2 (of 4) - The Shadow finds himself face to face with George Orwell smack dab in the middle of the Spanish Civil War, but his mystic powers fail to illuminate what significance this literary legend holds for the world.  No time to figure that out!  The Shadow's campaign against a murderous gang of gun runners takes him on a tour of Barcelona's underbelly where he meets the beautiful and dangerous Black Sparrow!  But is he really an old friend in disguise?  Pause to ponder that and you might miss the deadly dogfight over the Spanish countryside.  Pack a parachute, Shadow, because you're going to need it!

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jan 30, 2013

    The Shadow #9gets another excellent addition to an already sterling saga. It may not do everything it needs to but this release earns a recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - JohnP Feb 7, 2013

    Overall, another very solid chapter in Gischler and Campbell's run. It's unfortunate that it will be ending after this arc - it was announced a couple weeks ago that Chris Roberson (writer of Masks) will be taking over the series as of issue #13. It's hard to say that this is a bad thing since Roberson is doing a great job on Masks, but I wasn't in any hurry to get rid of Gischler. Anyone who can come on board after Garth Ennis and actually make me like a series MORE is doing a damn fine job. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Den Of Geek! - Mike Cecchini Feb 3, 2013

    The overall feel is appropriately pulpy, and the art deserves a good chunk of the credit for this. Aaron Campbell (who I've loved since Green Hornet: Year One) loves these (ahem) shadowy characters and the seedy underbelly of the superhero world. I've been missing this character in my comic reading life for far too long and Dynamite hasn't disappointed me yet. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Feb 14, 2013

    The Shadow is a character that has transcended his creator and exists beyond individual artists, but that doesn't mean he isn't subject to the style and artistic choices of the people currently crafting his stories. Garth Ennis did a wonderful job of capturing the dangerous and appealing aspects of The Shadow. Such a wonderful job that Victor Gischler's take on the character pales considerably in comparison. While there is nothing concretely wrong with this issue, it's just not satisfying given that the main draw"the magnetic charisma of the protagonist"is practically nonexistent. Plot is certainly important, but in cases like this where the plot involves such an iconic character, how that character is portrayed matters even more and, unfortunately, it just doesn't work. Read Full Review

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